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Definition of Foundation


  1. The act of founding, fixing, establishing, or beginning to erect.
  2. That upon which anything is founded; that on which anything stands, and by which it is supported; the lowest and supporting layer of a superstructure; groundwork; basis.
  3. The lowest and supporting part or member of a wall, including the base course (see Base course (a), under Base, n.) and footing courses; in a frame house, the whole substructure of masonry.
  4. A donation or legacy appropriated to support a charitable institution, and constituting a permanent fund; endowment.
  5. That which is founded, or established by endowment; an endowed institution or charity.
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Foundation Translations

foundation in Afrikaans is agtergrond
foundation in Danish is grund
foundation in Dutch is stichting
foundation in Finnish is pohja
foundation in French is fondation
foundation in Italian is base, fondazione
foundation in Latin is substructio, fundatio-onis, crepido
foundation in Norwegian is grunnmur, legat, grunnleggelse, fundament